New Delhi: "HPCL has successfully transformed Bahadurgarh and Kolkata Terminals into ‘Smart Terminals.’ With this, HPCL has converted 50 of its POL Terminals into ‘Smart Terminals’ with full automation and seamless integration of all activities without needing manual interventions to enhance operational efficiencies and customer value" the state-run OMC announced Wednesday in an official statement.
What is a POL terminal?
POL (Petroleum, Oils and Lubricants) terminals consist of strategic storage of crude oil refinery products such as Motor Spirit (MS), Superior Kerosene Oil (SKO) & High-Speed Diesel (HSD) in sufficient quantities. These are manually operated terminals and in old terms are referred to as dumb terminals. While at Smart Terminals, Tank-Truck filling operations are fully automated from entry to exit.
The USP of the Smart Terminal is its centralized automated system, which takes care of all core operations, enabling location manpower to focus mainly on the crucial maintenance & safety-related support activities and collaborative engagement with customers. Smart Terminals are aimed at strengthening the business competency of HPCL’s Supply and Distribution activities and offer superior, proven and standardised process with industry-specific solutions, covering all the decisive core elements – from integrated systems to seamless communication down to the field level & stakeholders.
Smart Terminals are part of a detailed Digital Transformation strategy of HPCL and with this, HPCL is actively working on harnessing the potential of new-age technologies in its various business operations to enhance customer experience and value.
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